Ottawa Police take part in Canada Road Safety Week
Josh Pringle, CTV Morning Live
Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:22AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:57AM EDT
Ottawa Police say it’s “all hands on deck” for Canada Road Safety Week.
All enforcement agencies across Canada are taking part in the seven-day national campaign focusing on making roads safer.
Staff Sgt. Francois D’Aoust said on Twitter that police are focusing on taking the “D’s out of your driving: Drunk, Drugged, Drowsy, Distracted, Dangerously or Detached (seatbelts).”
After 6 collisions with injuries in 2 days, two of them serious enough to have @OPScollisions investigate, it's clearly time to focus on #CanadaRoadSafetyWeek— F DAoust (@OPSDAoust) May 15, 2018
Take the D's out of your driving: Drunk, Drugged, Drowsy, Distracted, Dangerously or Detached. @OttawaPolice @CACP_ACCP
Sgt. Mark Gatien said officers in the Traffic Services Section will be conducting various education and safety enforcement blitzes across Ottawa.
Gatien tweeted he issued 16 charges for using a handheld device while driving during a 3 hour Cellphone Enforcement Blitz during Tuesday’s rush hour.
Two people have died in collisions on Ottawa roads so far this week. A 63-year-old woman died after being struck by a dump truck at the intersection of Cedar Creek Drive and Findlay Creek Drive on Tuesday. A 78-year-old woman died from injuries suffered in a three-vehicle crash in North Gower on Sunday.
Spent 3 hours on Cell Phone Enforcement during the rush hour. Not hard to find 16 cell phone charges. In stop and go traffic, or at red lights you CANNOT touch your cell phone, and no I don't believe you were just checking the time while I was watching you for the past 10 sec.— Sgt Mark Gatien (@gatienmc) May 15, 2018